ALLEGAN, MI (WHTC) - Getting two Allegan County men back into custody has proven to be tougher than most authorities had thought, as the case has become an interstate one.
The search for 32-year-old Kenneth Grauman and 23-year-old Gregory Bradshaw after they fled from a reentry facility run by the Michigan Department of Corrections in Baldwin on Saturday continues. They had jumped into a stolen minivan, and crashed the vehicle during a high-speed chase down southbound US-131 near Whitefish Lake. The men then eluded capture on foot, and they were spotted in the area of 142nd Avenue and 21st Street near Dorr on Monday before nightfall. Since then, houses and storage sheds were broken into, with food, a small amount of money and a shotgun were taken, and in one case, the perpetrators helped themselves to a shower, a shave, and some dinner left behind. Investigators believe that Bradshaw's girlfriend, Grauman's 29-year-old cousin Laura, along with Grauman's 17-year-old girlfriend Brittany Rector, are aiding in their flight.
On Wednesday, a report that they might be in the area of Dorr Elementary School led officials to lock down that facility with students, teachers and staff inside for more than two hours before search efforts ended without success. The four were driving a white Ford Taurus with Michigan tag BDN 6542 stolen during this week; that vehicle was recovered on Thursday in Kokomo, Indiana, but the group remains at large, and may now be traveling in a stolen pickup truck that contained two rifles.
Grauman is 5-10, 150 pounds with red hair and blue eyes; Bradshaw is 5-11, 185 with brown hair and brown eyes. A federal reward of up to 15 hundred dollars for information leading to the men's arrests has been offered. Anyone who may have seen these men are asked to contact local authorities and to not encounter them directly.